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With 30 years’ academic experience and a background in nursing and health visiting, my role as Professor of Community Nursing and Public Health at Kent University is to develop new areas of multi-disciplinary research to extend the scope of Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS)  from health policy to implementation and application in community and public health settings. Working with local, national and international collaborators, the work spans the Kent Academic Primary Care Unit (KAPCU) and other CHSS research groups. Through my work in Australia and with the European Forum For Primary Care I am also developing the international perspective on community and public health.

Great news! Two EFPC members Jan Jakob Delanoye and Diana Castro Sandoval have been elected to take part within the Third edition of the European Health Parliament which this year has the moto Let´s make health great again!

We are delighted to announce that the EUR-Human Project, has been shortlisted for the European Health Award 2017.

The Award honours initiatives that aim to improve public health or healthcare in Europe. This Award was established to promote cross-border cooperation, development of sustainable & innovative initiatives that address current challenge.The winner of the award will be announced at the 20th European Health Forum Gastein Conference that will take place between the 4 - 6 October 2017 in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.

 

The EFPC joins forces with over 40 organisations for asking the European Comission President Jean Claude Juncker to do More for health in Europe.

 

“Guidelines for GPs could be far more personalised”

The guidelines currently used by GPs in day-to-day practice could be far more personalised than is now the case. Jako Burgers makes this statement in his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Personalised Care in Guidelines: contradiction or paradox’ (In Dutch). Burgers has been professor holding an endowed chair in Promoting Personalised Care in clinical practice guidelines at Caphri - a chair funded by the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NHG) - since July of last year. He held his inaugural lecture on 16 June.

“Family Medicine and Primary Care – At the crossroads of societal change”, by Professor Jan De Maeseneer

Modern family medicine faces a rapidly changing world. New challenges require a new vision for the future, guiding present-day practice, but also preparing tomorrow’s physicians, functioning in primary care teams. Family Medicine and Primary Care at the crossroads of societal change fulfils that need. Through concrete testimonies and cases, the book draws an accurate image of contemporary family medicine and primary care and provides answers to modern-day physicians’ and health care professionals’ most pressing questions.